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Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 1 Km SE of Woodlawn, Maryland, on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 19:40 GMT -

Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 1 Km SE of Woodlawn, Maryland, on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 19:40 GMT Weak mag. 2.6 earthquake - 1 Km SE of Woodlawn, Maryland, on Friday, June 25, 2021 at 19:40 GMT

Weak magnitude 2.6 earthquake at 3 km depth

25 Jun 19:42 UTC: First to report: VolcanoDiscovery after 2 minutes.
25 Jun 20:04: Now using data updates from USGS
Update Fri, 25 Jun 2021, 19:56

Earthquake reported few minutes ago near Baltimore, Maryland, USA

We are receiving unverified early reports of seismic activity in or near Baltimore, Maryland, USA on 25 Jun 2021 (GMT) at approximately 19:41.
There are no details yet on the magnitude or depth of this earthquake. We expect more accurate data to emerge in the next few minutes. The location and magnitude mentioned are indicative and temporary until the AllQuakes monitoring service receives more exact scientific data from a national or international seismological agency. Check back here shortly and stay safe.

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Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 25, 2021 19:40:45 UTC -
Local time at epicenter
StatusConfirmed
Magnitude2.6
Depth2.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude39.316°N / 76.7205°W (melillaendeu ju, United States)
Antipode39.316°S / 103.28°E
Shaking intensityWeak shaking
Felt991 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearby towns and cities1 km (1 mi) SE of Woodlawn (pop: 37,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
3 km (2 mi) SW of Gwynn Oak (pop: 47,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
5 km (3 mi) N of Catonsville (pop: 41,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
6 km (3 mi) SE of Milford Mill (pop: 29,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (5 mi) SE of Randallstown (pop: 32,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
9 km (5 mi) NE of Ellicott City (pop: 65,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
10 km (6 mi) WNW of Baltimore (pop: 621,800) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
13 km (8 mi) NE of Columbia (pop: 99,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
14 km (9 mi) SW of Towson (pop: 55,200) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
54 km (34 mi) NNE of Washington (District of Columbia) (pop: 601,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released5 x 108 joules (139 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.12 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy
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Data for the same earthquake reported by different agencies

Info: The more agencies report about the same quake and post similar data, the more confidence you can have in the data. It takes normally up to a few hours until earthquake parameters are calculated with near-optimum precision.
Mag.DepthLocationSource
2.62.5 km1 Km SE of Woodlawn, MarylandUSGS
2.62 kmMARYLANDEMSC

Seismograms

Seismic station: Greenville, DE, USA (GEDE/LD network) | Distance from quake: 108 km / 67 mi | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Greenville, DE, USA: vertical movement plot around time of quake (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) around time of quake. Thin dotted red line indicates time of quake. Seismic waves arrive some time later, depending on distance. Source: IRIS Buffer of Uniform Data (BUD) webtool
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User reports for this quake (1158)

At magnitude 2.6, this quake might have been felt very close to the epicenter and under calm conditions.
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1427 william street, Baltimore, MD 21230 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : Shaking/vibration- like a car had run into our row of townhomes. | 9 users found this interesting.  
catonsville / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : hear a rumblings and house shake | 9 users found this interesting.  
  • That’s what I heard and felt too in Catonsville MD
Catonsville, Md 21228 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 2-5 s : Sitting at work and felt a jolt... I'm from California so my first thought was this was a quake. | 7 users found this interesting.  
Baltimore Maryland 21229 at home / Light shaking (MMI IV) / complex motion difficult to describe / 5-10 s : Felt and heard a very loud sound like an explosion and vibration was felt deeply in the 2nd floor of my home. Everyone came out of their homes frightened. We thought it was a gas explosion. | 4 users found this interesting.  
  • Same here, felt a car was crash through next door house, went to investigate there was nothing.
Baltimore Highlands, Maryland (10.5 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 2-5 s : I felt my entire house shake fir approx 2-3 seconds and a breeze like effect went through my home moving curtains, etc. I thought someone hit my home with a vehicle. I heard nothing but have AC and Tzv on. Other neighbors reported a loud boom. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Gwynn Oak, Baltimore, Maryland (3.4 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / complex motion difficult to describe / 2-5 s : Loud bump, followed by a sharp rattling noise. I grew up in California and am used to earthquakes and recognized it right away. Very strong bump. | 3 users found this interesting. (reported through our app)  
  • I live in Glen Burnie/Pasadena area. I heard a loud noise like a large low flying plane and then felt a low rumble underneath me. I was sitting in my basement.
21211 (7.8 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 5-10 s : I was on the third floor sitting at my desk and rumbling started coming from the basement, I could hear it and it shook the floor up and down a little bit under my feet like it was jumping, then there was a loud sound (I thought the furnace or water heate | One user found this interesting.  
Windsor Mill (4.2 km WNW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : I didn’t feel it personally. However, my rabbit and puppy did become upset around that time. The puppy barked profusely with his hair standing. The bunny thumped for about 2-3 minutes. | One user found this interesting.  
4627 briarclift Rd 21229 Baltimore md (2.6 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / complex motion difficult to describe / very short : It was like an explosion. We thought it could've been a tree falling but hearing that more people felt it, it was probably an earthquake. It was very short but a very intense vibration | One user found this interesting.  
Ellicott City / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / 1-2 s : Heard a rumbling noise with the slightest of rumbling motion for maybe a second. | 3 users found this interesting.  
Catonsville, MD / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Yes i felt my whole house shake | 3 users found this interesting.  
Halethorpe, MD / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / very short : In basement level, felt like deep bass vibration below concrete floor. | 3 users found this interesting.  
21207 (1.7 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Moderate shaking (MMI V) / very short : Felt like an explosion or sonic boom. | 2 users found this interesting.  
Baltimore / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single vertical bump / 5-10 s : I live not far from where it happened. My whole house shook very quickly and hard. It sounded and felt like a big explosion. I was laying on my bed and it made me leap up when I felt it. | One user found this interesting.  
Baltimore 21211 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : I thought it was an Earthquake, but then I second guessed it might be a huge semi truck that was in bad shape causing vibrations and shaking the house. | One user found this interesting.  
Baltimore / Weak shaking (MMI III) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : In garage standing on concrete. Strong vibration similar to a large truck passing but without any discernible direction. | One user found this interesting.  
Pikesville, MD 21207, at home / not felt : I did not feel anything, at all. I read on the Ring Neighbors app that some people close to me and some not so close felt it. I felt envious of them! | One user found this interesting.  
Charlestown retirement campus / Light shaking (MMI IV) : We were moving today and in the apartment. We looked at each other. What was that?! Some thought it was banging from movers. I thought earthquake and thought about the building collapse in miami want to string, only lasted maybe 4 seconds | One user found this interesting.  
Woodlawn, Maryland, USA / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I thought something had hit the house, like a heavy tree limb. No breakage or apparent damage,so I assumed it was an aerial shockwave, until I heard news of the earthquake. | One user found this interesting.  
Catonsville, MD / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / rattling, vibrating / very short : Felt some minor shaking. Our neighbors are having some trees removed so I thought it was that, to be honest. | One user found this interesting.  
St. Agnes Hospital / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : There was a bang and a shake. i was on 1st floor, solid building. i thought a heavy piece of equipment dropped | One user found this interesting.  
Coleraine Rd., Baltimore 21229 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / very short : 2 heavy thumps-I was on the 2nd floor of our house & thought my husband fell down the stairs. He was in the basement & ran up to see what happened as I ran down to check on him. (Nothing broken, fell over or off the walls.). Went outside to see if car acc | One user found this interesting.  
21229 / Light shaking (MMI IV) / very short : It was just a loud noise. The house shook a little bit - many of my neighbors left their houses right after wondering what happened. | One user found this interesting.  
Baltimore / Light shaking (MMI IV) / horizontal (sideways) swinging / 5-10 s : Heard a loud sound like when a train dumps coal, but louder. Then house shook and then walls and bed began to sway. | One user found this interesting.  
Baltimore, Maryland / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / vibration and rolling / 2-5 s : It felt like a very low flying plane passing over you at a high speed. It was very quick and a lot of people in my neighborhood felt it too. There was no damage or at least I don't think there was and it wasn't like a shake where things would fall off she | One user found this interesting.  
Canton Baltimore (12.6 km ESE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 1-2 s : I was on the second floor of my row home, felt what I thought was a massive truck rumble by, but saw no one on the street  
Parksley Ave Baltimore Md 21223 (18.3 km E of epicenter) [Map] / Very weak shaking (MMI II) / single vertical bump / 1-2 s : Felt like hard thump boom as if something so heavy just drop and the noise cause it to feel it. I felt one before but it was more of a shake then. This was a jolt slight move where I was and that was inside house  
Gwynn Oak, Maryland, USA (1.4 km SE of epicenter) [Map] / Light shaking (MMI IV) / single lateral shake / 1-2 s : I had just gotten home from work and was heading up my interior stairs. It felt and sounded like a truck drove into my front door! I thought my cats knocked over a lamp or something else large, but they were just staring at me with their ears and tails al  
Baltimore City (8.8 km ENE of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / rattling, vibrating / 2-5 s : Two of us on the back screen porch. Heard a deep rumbling like thunder, but clearly from the ground. At the same moment, we felt like a heavy thump, and my laptop screen shuddered. Immediately we realized it was an earthquake; went to the web to check it   
Columbia Maryland. I was at the supermarket. I did (8.4 km WSW of epicenter) [Map] / not felt : When I came home I noticed pictures had fallen on the floor from my fireplace mantle. I am wondering if it happened because of the earthquake. Before hearing of the earthquake I could not come up with the cause.  
Making tea (5.1 km SSW of epicenter) [Map] / Weak shaking (MMI III) / single lateral shake / very short : Loud bang followed by momentary shaking of house, initially assumed to be explosion or major car accident nearby  
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